I am not sure if its weakness in me for I was starting to panic. Was calling Gorilla the wisest thing to do? I know a lot of people never think through the consequences of their actions. They always forget the “and then what” part. If Gorilla came and harmed this guy it will be on me. Yes he had been a dick and slapped me but wouldn’t I be and even bigger fool if I caused more harm to him. I was angry, true, but when anger subsides it replaced with reason. In high school there were always those people whom if you would mess with their older brothers, cousins or hired taxi people would come wait for you at the gate. Funny enough it was always coloured guys but I swear I had never seen a coloured taxi driver in Mooi River. Had I become that girl whom when there was a problem I would run get my muscle whom when they dispensed justice it was always disproportionate to the original crime. Did this soccer player whom now I was feeling sorry for deserve that kind of a beat down. I was conflicted. I read somewhere of a woman who had cut off her lying cheating husbands dick with a razor after she had caught him cheating. Yeah she got her revenge and woman rights groups supported her but guess what, she spent the next 17 years of her life in jail. His dick was sewn back on and he moved on. Think before you act! Think! Well calling Gorilla was not me thinking clearly!
I asked Ayanda when she had gotten herself tangled with this guy. She was forthcoming. She told me that when she went to Popbottles he had come with some of his team mates. Girls were flocking to them she said but seemingly he had eyed her and her alone. She said she had been surprised because although she was pretty in her own way guys don’t normally pick her out of a group of girls. She said usually guys are after the skinny ones. She wasn’t even big she was a 34 on good days and maybe 36 on other days so why was she so self conscious. She did dress a bit arty though like I said earlier. She also added that when usually got a guy she liked they often got intimidated when they discovered she had money and drove. For some reason men are intimidated by a girl who drives! This guy on the other hand had not shied away and actually called back. She liked him. He had told her he was single which probably was true only that he left out that single doesn’t mean exclusive. I have always wondered why girls feel like if they don’t get enough game the settle for the first thing that comes their way. Its fact. I had never really been the girl that was last chosen when it comes to guys so I could never fully appreciate.
So this moron had picked Ayanda out of a bunch. That was nice and sweet. Maybe he had turned over a new leaf? But nah, men don’t change, if he cheats once he will cheat again. He will be sorry and contrite when you catch him and will work hard even to get back into your good graces but once he is back in he learns from his mistake. With men the mistake they personally acknowledge to is not that they cheated but that they got caught. Amongst their boys its embarrassing and a laughing matter that he got caught. Don’t fool yourself. Ayanda needed to learn that not every man who says hi to you is a good man. I was not an expert on men but I could smell shit from a mile away and that guy was shit! Almost said that in Zulu eish! We slept soon after because I did not want to talk anymore. I was still angry. I had class the following day in any case. Sex and violence in one day had really got my blood pumping hence I totally passed out.
In the morning I left with Ayanda who I am certain was still asking herself what happened last night. She didn’t have class but she dropped me off next to the Ameic Deck and next to where the Wits busses park. Yeah at times I forget I was a Witsie hey! I think she was unhappy with me and that worried me. What if she felt I had crossed the line and ended our friendship? She was in all fairness the only true friend I had since I got to Johannesburg. I remember when i first left home how I had been so excited to meet more people and make many new friends. University I had said is that last place where you truly make life time friends. I had often told myself that I must pick friends well. You cannot come from KwaDukuza, all the way to Johannesburg and make only friends from Johannesburg and even find a boyfriend from back home. That is the mentality that made a lot of people backward. With this decided I must make more an effort to expand my circle. I had a busy day though ahead of me. I met up with Mosima and we did a tutorial together. Lol some girls can gossip I tell you. She told me that one of our lecturers was blackmailing a third year student for sex to get good grades. Problem with Mosima was that she was such a good and affluent talker it was easy to believe her. She says things with so much conviction and detail you can’t doubt her even if you know better. This is Wits I felt, nothing like that ever happens, we are too dignified! Maybe at University of Limpopo or Durban University of Technology not here! See why I didn’t want a funny university. Always drama of the worst kind! Wits we only do sex tapes, Special Assignment and good grades! Beat that! Its funny how we had so much free time in varsity but time seemed our worst enemy when it came to the academics. I was very behind so I switched off my phone and decided that today I focus on academics. In between lectures I hit the library. I didn’t realize how far behind I was O God. All my side drama was starting to put me behind. This week I vowed no more drama. I sat in the quietest place I could find in Wartenweiler so that I could concentrate. Looking around i realized that people are serious about life and I needed to be that too.
It was shortly after 6 that I finally got to my place. I switched on my phone. I had so many messages mostly from Ayanda. Most said “call me when you get this”. I think she had set up that delivery status function on her phone for immediately soon after I read her message she called me! I was even pressing buttons when she called,
“What have you done Thandeka?”
She asked as soon as I said HELLO
“What have you done I can’t believe you”
O Crap I thought,
What had Gorilla done?
**** The End****
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto
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Question: If you are a single mother is finding a new husband your ultimate goal when you enter a new relationship or you still date like any other girl (no matter how discreetly to avoid your child seeing)?